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Acronyms - K. L McReynolds - 04-11-2007

AAW American Association of Woodturners
AHJ Authority Having Jurisdiction (e.g. electrical inspector)
AGTH Always glad to help
AWW American WoodWorker magazine
Basement - Off Topic forum here on WoodNet
BB Baltic Birch
BF Board Foot (or feet)
BIL Brother in law
BLO Boiled Linseed Oil
BORG Villians on Star Trek: the Next Generation TV series who vow to assimilate all. Used to describe big box stores whose predatory marketing similarly threatens the smaller competitors.
BS Band Saw
BTDT Been There Done That
BTW By The Way
CA CyanoAcrylate (super glue)
CH Campbell Hausfeld, manufacturer of air compressers
CI Cast Iron
CMS Compound Miter Saw
CNC Computer Numeric Control (automated processing equipment usually involving router-like machinery)
CPSC Consumer Product Safety Commission
CS Contractors (Cabinet, Circular, Chop) Saw (of what use is an abbreviation if it could conceivably mean any of four things, all in the same category?)
DAMHIKT Don't Ask Me How I Know This (not woodworking but one of the top two acronyms inquired after.)
DC Dust Collector
DIY Do It Yourself
DP Drill Press
DW DeWalt, manufacturer of power tools
EC Entertainment Center
EWP Eastern White Pine
FAS Firsts And Seconds (wood grading term)
FHB Fine Home Building magazine
FIFY Fixed It For You
FIL Father in law
FMT Leigh's Frame Mortise and Tenon jig
FOB Freight On Board
FWW Fine WoodWorking magazine
GFCI Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
HBDT Half Blind Dovetail
HD Home Depot
HDT Heavy Duty Tools
HF Harbor Freight (or Hollow Form for the woodturners in the crowd.)
HTH HOpe That Helps
HWMNBN He Who Must Not Be Named
IBTL In Before The Lock
IIRC If I Recall Correctly
IMHO In My Humble/Honest Opininion
IR Ingersoll-Rand, pneumatics products company
ITT In This Thread
KWIM Know What I Mean
LMAO Laughing My Azz Off
LN Lie-Nielsen, manufacturer of top quality planes
LOL Laughing Out Loud
LOML Love Of My Life
LOYL Love Of Your Life
LV Lee Valley, distributor of fine hand tools
M&T Mortise & Tenon
M12V an Hitachi router model number
MC Methylene Chloride (paint stripper)
___ Moisture Content
MDF Medium Density Fiberboard
MEK Methyl Ethyl Ketone
MIL Mother in law
MM Mini Max, manufacturer of woodworking machines
___ MilliMeter (25.4mm = in)
MS Mineral Spirits
MSRP Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
NEC National Electrical Code
NHLA National Hardwood Lumber Association
NYW New Yankee Workshop (also TNYW for The…)
OSB Oriented Strand Board
OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer
OSHA Occupational Safety & Health Adminstration
OSS Oscillating Spindle Sander
OWWM Old WoodWorking Machines
PC Porter Cable, manufacturer of woodworking tools
PF Power Feeder
PM PowerMatic, manufacturer of woodworking machines
PSI Pounds per Square Inch
PT Pressure Treated
PVA PolyVinyl Acetates (white glue)
QFT Used so the OP can't go back and edit the original ____ post
QS Quarter Sawn
QSRO Quarter Sawn Red Oak
QSWO Quarter Sawn White Oak
RAS Radial Arm Saw
RO Red Oak
ROFL Rolling On The Floor Laughing
ROS Random Orbit Sander
RS Rift Sawn
RSWO Rift Sawn White Oak
RT Router Table
RTFM Read The "Fine" Manual
S4S Surfaced Four Sides
S2S Surfaced Two Sides
SCMS Sliding Compound Miter Saw
SIL Sister in law
SS ShopSmith, Scroll Saw, Saw Stop
SU SketchUp
SWMBO She Who Must Be Obeyed. Description of character, She in H. Rider Haggard's eponymous 19th Century novel. Popularized in '80s British TV comedy, Rumpole of the Bailey. (not woodworking but one of the top two acronyms inquired after.)
SYP Southern Yellow Pine
TIA Thanks In Advance
TOH This Old House
TDC Top Dead Center
TIA Thanks in advance
TMI Too Much Information
TPI Teeth Per Inch
TS Table Saw
UHMW Ultrahigh Molecular Weight polyethylene
VS Variable Speed
WO White Oak
WRC Western Red Cedar
WTH What The Heck/Hay or other variations
WW'ing WoodWorkING
YMMV Your Mileage May Vary
ZCI Zero Clearance Insert
Zipcode saw- A Sears 22104, 22114, or 22124 table saw.

Re: Acronyms - MIKE C. - 04-15-2007

Very informative list... I got one question what does "IGIT' stand for? I been thinking it's a woodnetter or woodworker or something to that effect...

Re: Acronyms - blackhat - 04-15-2007

An Igit is what the basement was made of.

Re: Acronyms - Joe Myers - 04-16-2007

K.L. (McReynolds),

An updated list, i.e., "List of Acronyms - Updated nn/nn/nn" will be out in a day or two. I've already added about 40 new acronyms and still searching the different posts/threads/forums for additional suggestions/corrections.

I noted that you have been helping everyone on this "acronym" thing and I thank you greatly for it both from myself and those that use it. On that note, where would you suggest I put the new list so as to do the most good? (And this time, I'll try to keep it updated more frequently).

Again, thank you!

LNS and blackhat, I can't find any reference to IGIT but am going to guess "I Guess It's True" and will go with that for now.

Regards, Joe

Re: Acronyms - MIKE C. - 04-16-2007

I don't think so Joe,
Cause these guys refer to Igit as in " we had an Igit get together" ... more of an adjective.

Re: Acronyms - Dave Arbuckle - 04-18-2007

Joe Myers said:

LNS and blackhat, I can't find any reference to IGIT but am going to guess "I Guess It's True" and will go with that for now.

It isn't an acronym, Joe, it's a word. Trying to backform words into acronyms doesn't do much for the credibility of your list.

Re: Acronyms - BoJo - 04-19-2007

While you're at it ... can you explain the "bump" and "bumpity-bump" that's used by some?

Re: Acronyms - blackhat - 04-19-2007

Bump and its derivatives are used to bump a thread back to the top of a page.

Re: Acronyms - Joe Myers - 04-19-2007

For those that have missed it, there is a new list, "List Of Acronyms, Updated 4/17/2007" which can be found at: http://www.forums.woodnet.net/ubbthreads...amp;sb=5&o=

Regards, Joe

Re: Acronyms - Bibliophile 13 - 05-30-2007

I just sat down to my computer today thinking, “Boy, someone should post a list of commonly-used abbreviations around here!” So I started making a list. Looks like you beat me to the punch! Great list! Here are a few that are conspicuous by their absence:

DT dovetail
IMO in my opinion (used almost as much as IMHO)
FWIW for what it’s worth
PM private message (yes, I’ve seen guys inquire about what this is….)
OP original post
LA low-angle, as in planes
IME in my experience

But maybe these are on the updated list anyway. Looking forward to the seeing the final version.

But I still don’t get what QFT stands for. I’ve seen it used mostly as an agreement. Am I just dense, here?